Freeman’s Auctioneers to Sell the Estate of Joseph S. Sorger


PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Freeman’s, America’s oldest auction house, is announced that it will be offering the Estate of Joseph S. Sorger on 5 October, 2010 in Philadelphia. The collection from his home at 2003 Delancey Place was amassed over 70 years and spans the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Among the more than 450 works of art to be auctioned are excellent examples of American Classical furniture, American portraits, and Chinese bronzes and porcelain. Like the opulence of the American Classical furniture he was known for, Sorger’s taste for architecture, design and furnishings were bold and regal. It was one of Sorger’s last wishes that his large and impressive collection be sold by Freeman’s, a place where he had purchased so many of his treasures over the years. Sorger’s life ended in November 2008 where it started, in the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia, where he was a successful business man, respected dealer and